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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

JupyterLab is Ready for Users – Jupyter Blog

We are proud to announce the beta release series of JupyterLab, the next-generation web-based interface for Project Jupyter.<p>tl;dr: <b>JupyterLab is ready</b> …

Open Source Software

Autoencoders and Sparsity - Ufldl

From Ufldl<p>Jump to: navigation, search<p>So far, we have described the application of neural networks to supervised learning, in which we have labeled …

Stanford University

A Zero-Math Introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods

For many of us, Bayesian statistics is voodoo magic at best, or completely subjective nonsense at worst. Among the trademarks of the Bayesian …

Algorithms

Optimization for Deep Learning Highlights in 2017

Table of contents:• Improving Adam• Decoupling weight decay<br>• Fixing the exponential moving average<br>• Tuning the learning rate<br>• Warm restarts• SGD with …

Using better CLIs

For people who spend half of their lives in a terminal user experience and functionality is highly important. Making you a happier person.<p>Here are …

Python Programming

Advantages(!) of Dirty Code

<i>Originally posted on my blog site</i>.<p>First and foremost advantage for me is that I <i>don't need to define it</i>; 😊! Almost everyone, who have written any …

Best C++ Books

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>Let’s ask Wikipedia the general information about the</b> …

Tic Tac Toe Part 3: The Minimax Algorithm

(This article was first published on <b>The Devil is in the Data</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>In two previous posts, I presented code to teach R …

Setting up a Shiny Development Environment within Linux on Windows 10

While I was getting Ruby on Rails to work nicely under Ubuntu on Windows 10 I took the opportunity to set up my *nix bash environment, which was …

A brief introduction to Emacs Lisp for people with programming background

It’s been now 45 days i am an Emacs user, which implies going through some Elisp, the Lisp family language for Emacs. After modifying some modes and …

Running Stan with external C++ code

Ben writes:Starting with the 2.13 release, it is much easier to use external C++ code in a Stan program. This vignette briefly illustrates how to do …

Carnegie-Mellon Uni emits 'don't be stupid' list for C++ developers

Carnegie-Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute has followed-up its secure C programming rules from last year with a similar set of …

A Call For The FDA To Raise The Bar For Clinical Trials Is Flawed

As the new Trump administration begins to take shape, there are concerns that new leadership at the FDA will call for less bureaucracy and red tape, thereby lowering the bar for new drug approvals. The view is that onerous regulations are preventing life-saving medications from getting to those who …

A woman who once practiced a form of alternative medicine is now taking a bold stance against it

Hermes spent three years practicing naturopathy, a broad-reaching form of alternative medicine that focuses on "natural" care, including herbal remedies,acupuncture, and the discredited practice of homeopathy. But unease about a colleague's ethics led her to look more closely at her profession — …

Use cases of org-mode as a scientific productivity tool for academics without programming needs

I am a social scientist working primarily on Linux, but also at times required to work on Windows systems at the University. I have been looking to …

The Googol Reasons Your Doctor Never Sees You On Time: How Data Science Has The Answers

Why is it that every time I go to a doctor, I am given an appointment for a precise time and then every time, every single time, the doctor shows up at least 20 minutes late? Does the healthcare system hate me? Do they not want to fix the problem? Or are they all just simply incompetent?<p>To dig …

Pre-Term Breastfeeding Has Been Linked to Better Brain Development, IQ, And Academic Achievement

It actually changed babies' brains.<p>A new study of pre-term babies has found that the more breast milk they have in the first 28 days of their life, …

Weather in Emacs

I recently came across this very nice emacs config file which has lots of neat bits and pieces. One fun thing that caught my eye was getting the …

How to Turn Notes and Mind Maps into Actionable Steps

Today we’re going to looking at how to turn notes into actionable steps that you can implement.<p>What is this used for? Say you read a non-fiction …

10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers

The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to …

Store your private data inside a git repository (Example)

There’s a known problem in server configuration and deploying, when you have to store your private data such as: database passwords, application …

Eight Easy Life Hacks that Will Make You Insanely Productive

<i>What are the most effective changes you made in your life to increase productivity and efficiency? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Clara Shih, Founder/CEO of Hearsay Social, Author of The</b> …

New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Computer Science recently unveiled Futhark, an open source functional programming …

Year in review: Epigenome makes its debut

In a landmark event more than a decade ago, geneticists unveiled the human genetic instruction book. This year, the book was turned into a movie …